It's been described as “heaven on earth," “an architectural gem," and “the best home on the Californian Central coast," and when you visit The Nirvana House and Ranch you immediately know why. Set high on a hilltop in a verdant canyon in Goleta, California and Twenty to thirty minutes north of Santa Barbara, this modern, multi-level dream home not only boasts panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Los Padres Mountains, but brings the outdoors in through enormous windows and spacious, flowing rooms. Surrounding the house, is 234 acres of lush foliage, oak groves and large avocado orchards attracting a wealth of wildlife, such as bears, deer, mountain lions, silver foxes, ravens and hawks.
The house includes a car-port for 4 cars.. This home is designed for family reunions, get-together's, and entertaining guests and hence the spacious living space.
There are two enormous sized, beautiful, iron crafted glass tables in the dining room, that would have no trouble seating up to two dozen family and guests.
The roomy, state-of the-art gourmet kitchen with a grand center island is the most popular communal space in the home.
Heading from the dining area through the living room,you will find comfortable, black leather couches and chairs and a fireplace. This is the most favored spot to watch both the sunrise and spectacular California sunsets with ocean views. Nearby is the chic bar, designed entirely from scrap metal from construction.
On the floor above dining and living area is the cozy master bedroom with its huge balcony with gorgeous views of the garden and canyon below, all the way to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The master bathroom has a two person Jacuzzi with shower and double glass bowl sinks. The den adjacent to the master bedroom affords ample room for rest and recreation. Here, just as everywhere throughout the house, walls are adorned with stunning Indian, Egyptian and African artifacts, sculptures and paintings. There is an additional bedroom with 2 single beds with attached bathroom at this level. The circular, theater-style family entertainment area, complete with colorful floor cushions and a big-screen TV is where one can relax, watch TV, movies or play games with family and guests. The most colorful sunsets can be also witnessed from here.
Opening up the glass doors to the back patio, a lap pool (pool will be filled after California is out of drought conditions) which provides space to entertain, as does the stone-laden courtyard on the north side of the abode, where a replica of a 4,000-year-old bronze statuette atop a five-tiered fountain has been placed. The largest wedding of 320 persons took place here in the summer of 2002.
Leading from the family room is the half moon area of the house, and two additional elevated bedrooms shared bathroom. One of the bedrooms (Lavender) has two full beds with a walk in closet. The other one (Sage) has two full beds, also with a walk in closet.
Below these bedrooms is the huge exercise room with an 8 person Jacuzzi-Spa.
For quiet moments, as well as various cultural ceremonies, guests can escape to the secluded Mediation room atop the peak of a hill behind the main house, from where one takes in incredible vistas of the coast, valley and mountain ranges. In front of this meditation room is a stately globe, carrying the symbols of diverse world religions.
Interaction with owners is as much as required by the guests at arrival, during their stay and at departure. The owners live off the main house with an independent entrance. The guest house and studio are rented to permanent tenants who are 200 feet away from main house with independent structure and parking.
Sleep restfully in pin drop silence (with the back ground noise only of the birds chirping and the frogs croaking during rains) so you can feel renewed in paradise. You will also be just minutes from fine restaurant dining, shopping and walks on the nearby El Capitan State Beach. Gaviota Coast and Santa Barbara are internationally renowned for its surf beaches and is a beach side resort. With first class quality at very reasonable prices, Nirvana Ranch is luxury you can afford.
Live on your own secluded knoll with southern exposure, and spectacular, panoramic, unobstructed sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and mountains. Watch the sunrise and sunset while enjoying the sanctuary, peace and quiet from every room in the home. Bask in the sun above the fog.
PEAK TIME (Jan., March, May June, July, Aug & Dec.) & HOLIDAYS ARE WEEKEND rates
Cycle, walk or jog, the best picturesque mountain roads, while viewing the Pacific Ocean, right out your front gate, with no traffic passing you. Hike down your private trails to ancient Oak groves and up the mountain to Nirvana Meditation. Lie on a hammock at night and watch the stars fall and the moon rise over the ocean.
No Public transportation. .Remote area Can arrange for cabs or rides into Santa Barbara. Can be picked up from Airport.
This prime location is extremely private, yet only 7 minutes drive to US-101 freeway and further 7 to 10 minutes drive into Goleta and Santa Barbara Airport. Santa Barbara, the American Rivera is just 10 minutes further.